It's about time BC caught up with the rest of Canada in providing a fair minimum wage. In truth, though, the only people who could live on $10.25 an hour are high school students, living at home for free.
It's not a hike in the price of the Big Mac you have to worry about. It will have a minimum effect on this, as it will represent a penny or two in added cost to the hundred burgers being slung over the period of an hour, by a McDonald's employee.
It's the manufacturing sector that now rely on subsistence wages, to compete with China and India, that will be effected. Once that sector produced the highest wages in the country, but it is now in a state of desolation.
But don't blame that on politicians with the moral backbone to demand fair wages for employees... blame it on the greedy little neoconservative farts, cramming big macs into their faces, whose libertarian, Free Trade, monetarist nonsense has brought our country to economic brink.